Drones as the Ambulance Fleet of the Future

14 Jan 2018 11

So this 2017 year is ending, and the dawn of a new year 2018 is nigh. It is funny how the 2017 was the year of innovations. So many innovative techs emerged. Some hit a rock bottom as soon as they were launched, fidget spinners being one of them. Some rose to their peak. It is funny how the stuff told in old magic tales often becomes reality thanks to the modern tech. The way they are materialized is not how we imagine. For example, you have to replace the flying magic carpet with helicopters. They are safer and better anyways.


While all other inventions have been given a solid form of reality, one of the things that has been improved quite a lot is the ambulance.  In many ways, the imagination of Santa plays out when it comes to ambulance of modern tech. The things that you end up replacing are sleigh bells with drones. You also get to replace the gifts with medical emergency supplies.


The ambulances are not digitalized for the first time. For example, a company in world tale of Zipline (drone designing company) supplies 20% of net blood supplies by using the drone technology. This is not the end. Rather this is merely beginning of a much optimized future. This is because everything is now entering a new age of technology. Several other companies neighboring Tanzania announced that they would also be using the digital ambulances.



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USA in Progress of Drones

In the USA, one would expect the drone tech to be at peak. However, this is not the case. This is because the country laws didn’t allow for conducting unmanned drone tests. In October 2017, the Trump signed the resolution. It would now allow for conducting the tests of unmanned drone tests. Who knows what future doors this could open!


According to Trump, passing such legislation was a step forward towards making America progressive. He assured that they would be flying their drones faster and in better positions than other countries. Especially this new legislation about drones that Trump passed allows the local governments and communities to conduct their own drone tests.


For all the tech fervor created by the passing legislation, the companies like Amazon and Google seem to be still a lot behind when compared to the ideal progress. However, it is hoped that they will exceed their own expectations within short span of time.


The CEO of Zipline said that the government has become quite stagnant with their policies. He also gave a few thoughts about becoming leading technology in such policies issued by government. In an interview with a tech enthusiast of Tech crunch, a blog about technology, the CEO explained some of the vital facts about issues raised in drone development. The issues are not of design; rather they are purely of investment nature. Given below are some of significant questions that were asked and answered by the CEO.



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Questions about Company involved in Drone research on Healthcare

These questions were asked by CEO of Zipline, a famous company that issues drones products. The following questions display not only the status of company as the innovative company; they also show what the company is doing. It is also known by looking at these questions that show the progress about this research.


  1. What is the role of Zipline? How is the development of drones for healthcare going?


Ans: Zipline is one of those companies that are working day and night to build a better future for the people. One of these things is that they strive to achieve is to deliver urgent medical products. Most often, the output that can be achieved by drones cannot be achieved by ambulances. Part of our drone practices also includes delivering the blood supplies. We have already implemented some of our drones to deliver the blood supplies.


  1. What is the average rate delivery?


Ans: Currently the quest for improvement is going on. On average, the drones were capable of delivering about 20 deliveries per faculty. The deliveries are also going forward in terms of numbers. The 20 delivery rate per week is intended to increase.


While these two questions don’t answer much of everything, the drone’s deliveries in Tanzania are bound to prove useful. In Africa as well as Tanzania, these drones are proving immensely useful in blood delivering purposes. It is expected of them to even grow in business and use for the future.


A practical insight over their use will be demonstrated by this story. A young woman in Tanzania who was giving birth started bleeding heavily. She had critical condition. Even though doctors tried giving her the blood there, the supplies weren’t enough.


The doctors had to travel a few miles to hospital which would take nearly few hours. The young woman didn’t have that kind of time.


The doctors instead sent these drones to the hospital. The drones were successful in bringing the blood on time to the spot which save the young woman’s life.

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Awais Ali Shah

Awais Ali Shah

An artist at heart, I use my writing skills to fuel my passion for creative expression. The blogs I write always deliver my personal touch for the topic. Other than a passionate blogger, I am also a creative fiction writer.

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